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Bald Mountain

Intermediate/Difficult
 5.0 (4) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A good trail that offers some of the best 360-degree views in the Breckenridge area.


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10.5

Miles

17.0

KM

Loop

13,682' 4,170 m

High

10,623' 3,238 m

Low

3,075' 937 m

Up

3,075' 937 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

57%

Max Grade (30°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Please respect private land and preserved buildings.

Overview

This is a classic and accessible Breckenridge-area 13er ascent with expansive views of town, Mt. Guyot, and the surrounding peaks.

Description

From downtown, drive on Main Street to the south side of town. At the last lighted intersection, make a left (east) onto Boreas Pass Road.

After two miles, make a left onto Baldy Road (County Road 520). Soon you'll arrive at the Bald Mountain Trailhead winter parking lot. I started my hike from here hiking on the mountain dirt road for a half mile up to and past the 4WD lot.

At 1.4 miles, look for the Iowa Mill, built in 1935. At 1.6 miles, there is a great view of Breckenridge Ski Area. At 3.55 miles, the trail narrows, continuing along the mountain ridge. At ~5.3 miles, I was on the rocky and exposed summit of Bald Mt. with views of Mt. Guyot and the neighboring peaks.

When you've had your fill, head back the way you came.

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Shared By:

Mirek Wierzbicki

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  5.0 from 4 votes

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View on Mt Guyot from Mt Bold.
Sep 9, 2017 near Brecken…, CO
A steep trail to Bald Mountain.
Sep 11, 2017 near Brecken…, CO
View from the trail.
Sep 11, 2017 near Brecken…, CO

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Aug 5, 2020
Jennifer H
We were able to drive up a bit farther. It is a very rocky road that you are on for many miles. You're constantly on alert. — 4h 45m
Jun 25, 2019
Zach Randall
what a wild day of hiking. 15mi
Jun 6, 2019
Adam Z
Oct 6, 2018
Joe Valley
Sep 11, 2018
Rich Mirabella
Sep 11, 2018
Mike Untermayer
May 20, 2018
Amy Flora
Sep 21, 2017
Arlene Tamariz